Sports Briefs Spring 2020

May 21, 2020

Prime Hook discontinues in-person pass sales

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge announced it will no longer sell America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Passes including annual, senior annual and lifetime passes, military passes and access passes. To purchase passes online, go to For more information, call 302-684-8419 or go to

June 20 Boating Safety Class canceled

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary activities have been suspended until further notice because of the COVID-19 outbreak, so the Boating Safety Class set for Saturday, June 20, in Lewes has been canceled. For more information, email or call Norman Stein, 302-966-0078.

Fishing, hunting, boating licenses available online 

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, while maintaining operations and services as best as possible.

Sales of fishing licenses, hunting licenses, conservation access passes for vehicle access to wildlife areas, and boat registrations will occur online only or at any third-party vendors that remain open, instead of in person at DNREC’s Dover office. The department has provided links to these resources at Commercial fishing license sales will continue at the department’s main office in Dover by appointment only. Call 302-739-9916 to make an appointment.

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